PRIVACY POLICY

Updated November 4, 2020

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Bethesda Waters Fellowship. When you visit our website https://www.BWFellowship.com/ and use our services, you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website and/or any related services, sales, or events. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy or practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at info@bwfellowship.com. We hope you take time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our site and our services.

1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW DO WE USE IT?

 

The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and our site, the choices you make, and the products and features you use.

Name and Contact Data: We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data that you provide to us.

Name and Payment Data: We collect data necessary to process any payment you make on our site, such as a credit card number and the security code associated with it. All payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions. 

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

We use personal information collected through our website to:

  • Fulfill and manage your payments made through the site. 

  • Respond to any legal requests we receive; we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond. 

 

Information automatically collected: Some information – such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics – is collected automatically when you visit our site. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information), but may include device and usage information such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our site, and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our site, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

 

2. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

We only share and disclose your information in the following situations:

  • We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, illegal activities, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person. 

  • We may share your data with vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work, such as payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, and customer service. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. We do not share, sell, rent, or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

3. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION? 

We will only keep your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax and accounting). When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

 

4. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE? 

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our site is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.

 

5. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS? 

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the site, you represent that you are at least 18, or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor’s use of the site. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at info@bwfellowship.com.

6. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS? 

In some regions (like the European Economic Area), you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information; (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. To make such a request, please use the contact details provided below. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, however, that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal.

 

 

7. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?

 

We do not share, sell, rent, or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes, but California residents do have specific rights under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law. It permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

8. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. The date of the current version is indicated on the Privacy Policy page. We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

9. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may contact us at info@bwfellowship.com.